Date: June 2019
Photographer: Lauren Mitchell Photography
Make-up Artist: NW Make-up
Flowers: Flower Monkey and Hampshire Flower Wall Company
Dress: Confetti Bridal Wokingham
Venue: Rivervale Barn
Elise and I had the pleasure of photographing Kev and Bex’s wedding during the week at the lovely Rivervale Barn in Yateley, Hampshire. We both attending the their preparations in the morning. I was with Bex and Elise went to see Kev and his guys at their home. The weather was looking great so the plan was to hold the ceremony outside in the Spinney within the grounds at Rivervale Barn.
Natasha Wiggins was the make-up artist for Bex and her mum so it was lovely to see her again and capture the moments she added mascara and blusher to the beautiful bride to be. The certainly was a buzz in the make-up and hair room as they had the music on. I went outside to capture Bex’s detail shots of the dress, flowers, shoes, perfume etc in the courtyard area. We then all headed into the bridal suite where Bex was going to put on her dress.
Kev arrived in good time and was greeting guests before making his way to the Spinney. He didn’t look nervous at all and he and his Best Man Dan were smiling from ear to ear. Their ceremony was beautiful and they both looked so happy. It was so nice to shoot a wedding outside in the natural light – a real treat! After the ceremony guests gathered on the lawn for drinks before we called everyone for the group shots.
Everyone was in high spirits and full of energy so we finished the groups in good time before taking Kev and Bex’s around Rivervale for some couple shots. As they had asked us to stay a little later, we decided to make the most of the golden light later giving them more time with their guests. We captured the speeches which were both funny and emotional before leaving the guests to enjoy their dinner.
Once we had photographed the cut caking and first dance everyone gathered outside for a sparklers shot – super cool! It was so nice to see the smiles and Kev and Bex’s faces who, to be honest – hadn’t stopped smiling all day!
We left the happy couple to enjoy the rest of their evening with their guests. Below are a selection images from the day.
Love, Lauren and Elise x